half-hour


half-hour

noun

  1. a period of 30 minutes.
  2. the midpoint between the hours: The clock struck on the half-hour.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or consisting of a half-hour: half-hour programs.

noun

    1. a period of 30 minutes
    2. (as modifier)a half-hour stint on the treadmill
    1. the point of time 30 minutes after the beginning of an hour
    2. (as modifier)a half-hour chime

early 15c., from half + hour. Related: Half-hourly.

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